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Hives and Hashimoto's
Hi everyone-
I just discovered this forum, and I'm looking forward to getting to know other posters.
I was diagnosed w/ Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism when I was 5 wks pregnant a couple of years ago. I'm on Synthroid. An ultrasound done a few months ago showed many nodules with one measuring about 1.5 cm in length but very narrow width. It was not biopsied but will be check again in a few months.

Six months ago, I had my first ever outbreak of hives. I've had them on and off since then. I also have angioedema at times with swelling of 1/2 of a lip, eye or hands.I saw an allergist and he thinks they are auto-immune and related to the Hashimoto's. He said that auto-immune issues sometimes crop up after a pregnancy. My hives started 7 months after I gave birth.

Has anyone else experienced hives? Do you have any suggestions? The itching really, really gets to me at times. The hives cover 2/3 of my body when they are at their worst. Claritin helps a little but doesn't make them go away. I"m trying to get pregnant now and not taking the Claritin.

Any help and info will be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Jen

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I suffer from hives often. don't scratch it makes it worse and try as hard as you can to not think about it. I have found that benedryl works best for me, way better than claritin.
when i get hives really bad my doctor gives me Atarax.
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Brook,
Does your dr think the hives are related to thyroid problems?
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I've been getting hives around my neck for the last few months. Kinda looks like hickies ( I wish!!!!.)   I had TT in Dec 02 and RAI 0n Jan 07.  I mentioned it to my endo on the last visit, but I don't think she was listening.  I'm hyper cause of meds level due to thyca.  I was also diagnosed with Graves Disease in Sep 06.  
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You know i also get little rashes here and there,sometimes whelps.They go away usually pretty quickly. Also,at times i feel like something is walking on my skin. I always blamed it on new perfume,soap,lotion,etc. You know it could be something associated with HASH'S.!!!!!!?????????
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OMG.  I have been suffering with hives for about ten years but not diagnosed with Hashimoto's/hypoth till three years ago and never put the two together until my dr lowered my levo dose two months ago and i have not stopped itching since.  the only thing that stops the itching is ice packs or scratching till I bleed!!  
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I recently began experiencing an "allergy", which was supposedly related to having taken diclofenac (I’m allergic to all pain killers). I had hives and urticaria in my body and swelling of my lips and throat also. I was even hospitalized two days so they could get the swelling down with steroids. I also have Hashimoto´s disease, and after a few weeks taking anhistamines and oral steroids my allergist had me tested for “anti-thyroidperoxidase” antibodies (TPO) and the "anti-thyroglobulin" antibodies (TG) and found that they were altered (higher than normal). Then I started reading up on the matter and found out that this Hashimoto and other thyroid problems are related to the appearance of chronic urticaria. What I want to know is if there is anything that can be done to lower these TPOs???
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